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Forest Planner – North Scotland

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North Scotland

  • Location

    North Scotland - Banchory, Dingwall, Fochabers or Fort William

  • Salary

    Attractive salary and benefits package

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 26/07/2024

Job description

Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.

​We have an opportunity for a Forest Planner to join our progressive team in North Scotland to undertake the assessment, design and production of Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) applications, with a focus on woodland creation and forest plans. In North Scotland we have offices in Banchory, Dingwall, Fochabers and Fort William. Location of work can be flexible for the right candidate and remote working may be possible, however a presence in a regional office will be required.

A professional and confident approach to work, be able to work to tight deadlines and targets, be self-motivated and have exceptional attention to detail. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as being competent in the use of IT, specifically GIS, and Microsoft Office applications. Experience of either producing or assessing woodland creation and/or management plans is desirable, as well as a sound knowledge of silviculture, the Forestry Grant Scheme, and UKFS and EIA regulations is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

A Forestry qualification at HND level or above is preferred however, candidates with related land-based qualifications and/or experience are also encouraged to apply. Since this role involves site visits to remote locations, a full valid driver’s licence is essential. Professional membership of the ICF or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be desirable.

​Benefits package

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes company vehicle, pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private healthcare and the opportunity for share equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants also have excellent personal and career development opportunities open to them and will be part of a highly professional and motivated team. For more information on working with Scottish Woodlands or for details of information gathered during our recruitment process, please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

​Application process

All applications should be made online through our applicant tracking system. Please note, as part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV, cover letter and any relevant qualification certificates.

​If you have any questions or queries relating to the job role or our application process, please contact the HR Team email:

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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